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ISPA Newsletter 9(11): ICPA Abstract Deadline Extended, 2022 Precision University, Book Release, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing, Contribute
Dec 1, 2021
Abstracts Deadline for 16th ICPA Extended Until December 1st
ICPA Abstract Extension
Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts to the 16th ICPA by the 31 October deadline. We had a terrific surge of submissions the final week. We also had a number of requests to submit an abstract after the deadline. We have allowed for these later submissions and we want to be fair to everyone, so we are extending the deadline to Friday, 1 December 2023
Due to the need to review all abstracts in a timely manner we will need to maintain this as the final deadline for submissions. 
Abstracts can be submitted online at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.
Information about the full paper submissions including a template can be found at Author Instructions.
If you have any questions about submitting or the conference, please contact abstracts@ispag.org or phone +1217-762-7955. 
2022 Precision University: Using Ag Technology to Manage 2022 Challenges
Just as ag technology is always updating, so is The Ohio State University's Precision University. This year the focus is Using Ag Technology to Manage 2022 Challenges​. Based on feedback from last year, it will be delivered in 2 webinars and a half-day, in-person event. 
  • WEBINAR, Adapting to Supply Chain Shortages, January 5, 2022, 9:00-10:00 AM EST - will focus on adapting to supply chain shortages. Panelist will include Sarah Waltner, Raven, Jenna Elleman, AgPro and Doug Wical, Sunrise COOP will share their perspective what they are seeing and suggestions for dealing with the issues around technology and parts availability. 
  • WEBINAR, Is Sulfur Limiting your Yields? January 12, 2022, 9:00-10:00 AM EST - will turn the attention to sulfur. Some farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt have seen responses to sulfur (S) application while others have not. Dr. Shaun Casteel, Purdue University, and Dr. Steve Culman, The Ohio State University, will share results from their on-farm sulfur research. Dr. John Fulton, The Ohio State University, will also discuss recent research on sulfur and share tips for conducting your own on-farm research to determine if sulfur is a limiting factor on your farm.
  • IN-PERSON EVENT, Using Ag Technology to Manage 2022 Challenges, January 19, 2022, 9:30-1:00 PM @ Champion Center, Springfield, Ohio USA -  a hands-on look at equipment and technology that will help farmers adapt and fine tune nutrient and crop protection delivery. Breakfast and lunch will be included. 
The webinars are free to attend while the in-person event cost of $35. One can register for one or all three events @http://go.osu.edu/PrecisionU.
We have multiple sponsorship opportunities. To be a part of Precision University, check out sponsor levels @http://go.osu.edu/PrecisionUSponsor.
You can view information from our 2020 Precision University event on Combating Compaction here and the 2021 webinar series addressing reduced working days here.
Please reach out to Amanda Douridas (douridas.9@osu.edu) or Dr. John Fulton (fulton.20@osu.edu) with any questions.  
New Book edited by ISPA Members: Sensing Approaches for Precision Agriculture
Sensing Approaches for Precision AgricultureSensing Approaches for Precision Agriculture aims to bring together the ‘state of the art’ of the most popular sensing techniques and the current state of research on the application of sensors in Precision Agriculture (PA). Sensing is of great value in PA because it provides cheap and immediate data for management. This book gives a broad overview of sensing in PA and a coherent introduction for new professionals and research scientists. Readers are introduced to the potential applications of a range of different sensors, how they should be used properly and their limitations for use in PA. Chapters on specific topics and case studies provide depth and enable implementation of the methods by users. A general introduction about sensing techniques in PA is followed by Chapters 2–9 on the most important specific techniques in sensing and Chapters 10–13 include mini-case studies, each showing cutting-edge applications for different sensing methods. Finally, there is an Epilogue on how we expect sensors and analysis to develop.
This book is edited by ISPA members Ruth Kerry and Alexandre Escolà. 
Please visit the book page at Springer here
Upcoming Events
1-4 JUL 2024
AgEng2024 - Agricultural Engineering challenges in existing and new agroecosystems
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
22 JUL 2024
International Symposium on Robotics & Automation
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
25-27 SEPT 2024
11th International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Bali, Indonesia
15 OCT 2024
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Precision Livestock Farming
São Paulo, Brazil
27-30 OCT 2024
International Workshop on Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging on Agriculture and Geo Applications
Abu Dhabi, UAE
3-5 DEC 2024
3rd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Kigali, Rwanda
29 JUN - 3 JUL 2025
15th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
Barcelona, Spain 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
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